MDM - Creating App Repository

All the Apps that need to be distributed to devices or groups should be added in the App Repository. You can add any number of Apps to your App Repository. To know more about how to add Apps to App Repository follow the instructions given below;

Managing Apps for iOS Devices

Managing Apps for Android Devices

Managing Apps for Windows Devices

Managing 'App Store App' for iOS devices

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left panel

  2. Click on Add Apps

  3. Click on App Store App under iOS Apps

  4. Enter App Name.  While you start entering the name of the App you fill find a list of relevant App names listed from the App store, you can choose the specific App name from the list.

  5. Bundle Identifier, which is a unique identifier for the App will be filled in automatically, if you have configured the proxy settings. Refer this to know more about configuring proxy

  6. App Store ID  will be filled automatically as soon as you choose the name of the App from the App store.

  7. Define App Policies like removing the App from the device, while the MDM profile is removed and restricting App data back up.

  8. Add VPP file/ Managed Distribution Token in case of Paid App.

  9. Click Save to store the App in the App Repository.

Managing 'Enterprise App' for iOS devices

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left pane

  2. Click Add App and Select iOS Enterprise App under iOS App

  3. Enter the Name of the App

  4. Specify the title of the App, this is mandatory.

  5. Click Browse to upload the App

  6. Bundle Identifier  - a unique ID for the App, will be filled in automatically.

  7. The Version of the App  will be filled in automatically

  8. Specify the Category  and Supported Devices

  9. Upload Image that needs to be displayed

  10. Define App Policies like removing the App from the device, while the profile is removed and restricting App data back up.

  11. Click on Save to store the App in the App Repository.

Upgrading 'Enterprise App' for iOS devices

Follow the steps mentioned below to upgrade Enterprise App:

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left pane

  2. Select the App that needs to be upgraded and click Modify App icon under Actions.

  3. Click icon against the Source and upload the latest .ipa file. You can see that App version gets modified automatically.

  4. Make necessary changes and click Save to save the changes.

The latest version of the App will be updated in the App repository, so that it can be distributed to the groups/devices.

Managing 'App Policies' in App Repository

App Policies can be defined to remove the App from the managed devices on MDM profile removal.  You can also restrict the backup of App data. App policies can be modified from the App repository, to modify the App policies follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left pane

  2. Choose the App by name and click on the Modify App button against the same

  3.  Edit the App Policies and Save.

This enables the changes made to the App policies will be applied to the Devices to which the App will be distributed henceforth. Devices for which the App has already been distributed will not have these changes reflected to it.


Managing 'Play Store Apps' for Android Devices

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left pane

  2. Click Add App and Select Play Store App under Android Apps

  3. Enter the Name of the App

  4. Specify the Version of the App

  5. Enter the Bundle identifier

  6. Specify the license type, and category of the App

  7. Choose the devices on which this App is supported

  8. You can upload an image which should be displayed as the App Launch icon

  9. Click Save to store the settings.

Your  Play Store App is ready to be distributed to devices and groups.


Managing 'Enterprise App' for Android Devices

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left pane

  2. Click Add App and Select Android Enterprise App under Android Apps

  3. Enter the Name of the App

  4. Upload the .apk file

  5. Bundle Identifier and Version of the App a unique identifier for the App will be filled in automatically

  6. Select the category of the App

  7. Choose the devices on which this App is supported

  8. Enter a Description for the App

  9. You can upload an image which should be displayed as the App Launch icon

  10. Click Save to store the settings.

Your Android Enterprise App is ready to be distributed to devices and groups.

Upgrading 'Enterprise App' for Android devices

Follow the steps mentioned below to upgrade Enterprise App:

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left pane

  2. Click Add App and Select Android Enterprise App under Android Apps

  3. Select the App that needs to be upgraded and click Modify App icon under Actions.

  4. Click icon against the Source and upload the latest .apk file. You can see that App version gets modified automatically.

  5. Make necessary changes and click Save to save the changes.

The latest version of the App will be updated in the App repository, so that it can be distributed to the groups/devices.

Identifying Bundle Identifier for Play Store Apps    

Follow the steps mentioned below to retrieve the bundle identifier for the Play Store Apps.

  1. Go to Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store)

  2. lets take Google Drive as the  Play store App that you wanted to be added to the App repository

  3. Click on the App or type the name of the App in the Google Play Search, so that the App opens

  4. From the address bar, select the bundle identifier which is located between  "=" and "&" as displayed in the image below.

  5. Copy the Bundle Identifier and paste in the Bundle identifier field while adding the Play store App in App Repository.

Managing Enterprise App for Windows Devices

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left pane

  2. Click Add App and Select Windows Enterprise App under Windows App

  3. Enter the Name of the App

  4. Click Browse to upload the App

  5. Specify the App Product ID

  6. Specify Version of the App  

  7. Specify the Category  and Supported Devices

  8. Specify the Description if required

  9. Upload Image that needs to be displayed

  10. Click on Save to add the App in the App Repository.

You have successfully added the Enterprise App for windows devices.

Upgrading Enterprise App for Windows devices

Follow the steps mentioned below to upgrade Enterprise App:

  1. Select MDM tab and click App Repository  from the left pane

  2. Click Add App and Select Windows Enterprise App under Windows Apps

  3. Select the App that needs to be upgraded and click Modify App icon under Actions.

  4. Click icon against the Source and upload the latest .apk file. You can see that App version gets modified automatically.

  5. Make necessary changes and click Save to save the changes.

The latest version of the App will be updated in the App repository, so that it can be distributed to the groups/devices.

See also: Associating Profiles to Groups, Associating Profiles to Devices,  Distribute Apps to Devices, Distribute Apps to Groups

 

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